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MGM Original One-Sheet Poster (27x41) Fine Plus toVery Fine Condition Linen-backed.

Original U.S. One sheet poster in very fine condition, linen backed, for one of the most beloved science-fiction films of the 1950s. MGM gave this film the premium treatment in CinemaScope and Eastman Color. Loosely based on Shakespeare's play THE TEMPEST, the film introduced the world's most lovable, if not most original, robot, Robbie. Robbie was practically the star of this film, although MGM veteran player Walter Pidgeon, lithe and beautiful Anne Francis and a young actor named Leslie Nielsen would illuminate the story. The movie was directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox. It cannot be overstated that no one on the MGM lot thought that this movie would become one of the classic films of the decade. But it has. The one sheet is especially wonderful because in an era when many movie posters were produced without much attention to the quality of the printing, this poster features absolutely wonderful offset lithography. The classic images of the girl in the monster's arms had been used before, certainly. But Robbie was not exactly a monster. Still there is an element of, well, sex, in the composition. In the background there is a space-scape with clouds and stars and planets. As Shakespeare wrote, "What's past is prologue." The poster is linen-backed and the linen lip is trimmed up to the poster edge and ever so slightly into the right border. The image area is great, with touch-up to the fold lines and minor pinholes and such. A very respectable example of the postser.

Walter Pidgeon - Actor
Anne Francis - Actor
Leslie Nielsen - Actor
FRED M. WILCOX - Director

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